12 days in Brisbane & Christchurch Itinerary

12 days in Brisbane & Christchurch Itinerary

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12 days in Brisbane & Christchurch Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
1
Brisbane, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Brisbane, Australia

6
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Buderim (Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage & Pioneer Cottage Buderim), Sunshine Coast Brewery (in Kunda Park) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour itinerary maker site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Buderim, Montville, Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast Brewery
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Get out of town with these interesting Christchurch side-trips: Leithfield Beach (in Leithfield), Waipara (Waipara Springs Winery & Torlesse Wines) and Charles Upham VC Statue (in Amberley). There's still lots to do: walk around Christchurch Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, learn about winemaking at Pegasus Bay Winery, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Christchurch online tour builder.

Getting from Brisbane to Christchurch by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Christchurch, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in June, with highs in Christchurch at 14°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Akaroa, Waipara, Leithfield Beach, Charles Upham VC Statue, Waikuku Beach
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Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
International Antarctic Centre ©
International Antarctic Centre

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